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1/2 cup corn starch (you may need more to get the right consistency)
Up to 1/4 cup water
To make the goop or oobleck, you are not going to want to add all the water in at once. Just add 1-2 tablespoons at time until you get the right consistency. It will become hard when you put a spoon in it and touch it and then begin to melt off the spoon or your hands.
To make the valentine theme goop, I added 2-4 drops of red food coloring to the water and mixed it before adding it in to the corn starch. We also added some red glitter and Joy essential oil for scent.
We leave ours out over night and just add a little more water to it to make it melt again. Ellie will play with this for literally hours at a time. It has definitely become one of our favorite sensory play recipes and it is so easy to make and add into themes.
If you want to check out the consistency, you can watch this scope we did over on our #GrowingKidsScopes on Periscope.
For more sensory play ideas like this one, check out my sensory fun Pinterest board below.
Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.
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